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01/06/2003 11:01:59 AM · #1
...interesting. I have recently picked up the montra that if I vote, I will comment. Good OR bad. I figure people can at least understand what I liked or disliked about their image. It is currently at 5.56 so it isn't a horrible image, but it isn't a barn burner either. I knew it wasn't going to get high votes here and I was OK with that.

The drawback to commenting on all is that I won't get to every image to vote. I think that is a better alternative than to blow through voting on 150 images in an hour. I have done that in the past and I don't think the merit of an image can be decided on in a second or two.

I am sorry to those in the past that I have voted on and not told them why. Won't happen again...
01/06/2003 11:03:43 AM · #2
dave dont feel bad. im in exactly the same boat. and mine has a 6.2. not one comment. but then again, it's early on monday. people are tired. hopefully things will pick up. yeah i usually comment every vote unless i just have NOTHING to say : )
01/06/2003 11:11:13 AM · #3
I tend to just comment on the ones that move me to comment, i.e. if I see something that could have been improved or if there is something I particularly liked. I really don't want to tell someone that their image is average just so they get a comment. For some images I just don't like them asthetically, but I don't see the point of commenting on something like that.

I'll usually vote on all the images and then try give them a second pass later on to adust the scores a little.

So far I've had two comments on my image from 50-odd votes and it's scoring 5.8 (my highest score so far by the looks of it!)
01/06/2003 11:30:41 AM · #4
Hi Y'all. I finally got my first comment out of 50 some odd votes. I figure that the scoring of my photo -- low 5 -- probably means that it's not interesting, creative, gorgeous, amazing...it is actually down right dull. The one comment I got is extremely appreciated although it criticized the one element I purposefully created for "drama".

I havn't commented on every single photo. I try to write what I like about the photo and if I can suggest an improvement, I will make that suggestion. This time, I will try to comment on every photo I rate because I find it very frustrating when I receive 1's and 3's and no explanation as to why. I received those on my 2nd place win last week and without explanations, I feel that someone is just playing around with the scores. (of course, they could have actually hated the photo :))

Message edited by author 2003-01-06 11:31:00.
01/06/2003 11:56:27 AM · #5
joanns, I totally right those votes off as someone trying to lower an average. If they don't have the decency to tell me why they think my image stinks I then reverse it and say they liked it so much it worried them so they had to rate it low... LOL!!!

I am going to vote on most so it will be entered and spend the rest of the week commenting here and there...

Dave
01/06/2003 12:12:40 PM · #6
Originally posted by Davenit:

joanns, I totally right those votes off as someone trying to lower an average. If they don't have the decency to tell me why they think my image stinks I then reverse it and say they liked it so much it worried them so they had to rate it low... LOL!!!

I am going to vote on most so it will be entered and spend the rest of the week commenting here and there...

Dave


Hmmm...what a great way to think about that. Then it's only the 4's and 5's that think my photo stinks. LOL
01/06/2003 12:13:23 PM · #7
60 votes , no comments still

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01/06/2003 12:20:41 PM · #8
Joanns yeah except I include the 3's also so all I really worry about is the 3,4, and 5's... LOL

Dave
01/06/2003 12:29:15 PM · #9
I've voted on all the images in the current challenges, but commented on very few. I tend to add comments later and tweak my votes when I've had time to look at the images for longer.
01/06/2003 12:30:38 PM · #10
I have 27 commentsw already! Maybe it's because I took a picture of my rear end with a santa hat on it? Dunno.

hehe
01/06/2003 12:49:55 PM · #11
mommy why is santa throwing up all that chocolate????

OMG!!!!



Originally posted by bamaster:

I have 27 commentsw already! Maybe it's because I took a picture of my rear end with a santa hat on it? Dunno.

hehe

01/06/2003 01:15:37 PM · #12
Originally posted by bamaster:

I have 27 commentsw already! Maybe it's because I took a picture of my rear end with a santa hat on it? Dunno.

hehe


27 comments?! You must have an amazing photo!

Message edited by author 2003-01-06 13:41:58.
01/06/2003 01:29:31 PM · #13
sorry ... daft question ... how does the votes work...
01/06/2003 06:13:46 PM · #14
That's nothing. I've been on dpc since Oct 15, voted 1775 times, made 1657 comments, and finally submitted my first photo, mainly to get the comments. I wasn't particularly happy with it and thought I'd get some comments as to how to fix it. Well after 74 votes, scoring better than I really expected, I havent' gotten the first comment. I can't score without telling them why I gave the score I did. If I don't comment it's because the score was a 1 and they already know why or no need to add insult to injury. I even go in on the closed challenge and comment on them even though I can't score them anything. I don't understand people I guess.

Message edited by author 2003-01-06 18:14:57.
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